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Europe: storm surge hazard map

This map shows the approximate probability of having storm surges in any NUTS3 cluster. As storm surges are often closely linked to winter storms, the very high hazard area is mainly located in the areas where winter storms occur.

In the case of storm surges coastal morphologies (e.g. lowlands versus cliff coasts) and coastal protection measurements (e.g. sea walls) play an important role in the actual threat that surges pose to the coastal areas. The existing data sets do not yield enough information for such a classification on the entire EU 27+2 area. Therefore storm surges are represented as a general hazard in areas where they might occur.

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  • Hazards:Storm Surge
  • Countries/Regions:Europe

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/3830

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